Hand worked needlerun triangular shawl/fichu, with a repeating large sprig motif above a ribbon of eyelets decorating the scalloped border on all sides.  In the main corner there is a lovely floral spray with some nice fancy fillings and some silky threads used to add highlights. The edges have been edged with a machine made picot edge.  Whilst the design looks similar to Nottingham run embroidery, it is just a bit too 'folksy' and knowing that this piece came from the collection of a Dutch collector, I suspect that this piece has a Flemish or Dutch origin rather than English.

Condition is very good with just a few broken threads.

19th century.

Quite a bright white colour with a few faint marks.

Measures approx. 126cm x 55cm (49 1/2" x 21 1/2").


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Needlerun Lace Shawl    #NR37